# Greatest Common Factor of 6 and 8

Make use of GCF Calculator to quickly find the Greatest Common Factor of numbers 6, 8 i.e. 2 largest integer by which both the numbers can be divided.

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 6 and 8 is 2.

GCF(6,8) = 2

## GCF of 6 and 8

Greatest common factor or Greatest common divisor (GCD) can be calculated in following way;

GCF of:
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### Greatest Common Factor of 6 and 8 by Prime factorization method

Prime Factorization of 6

 2 6 3 3 1

Prime factors of 6 are 2,3. Prime factorization of 6 in exponential form is:

6 = 21×31

Prime Factorization of 8

 2 8 2 4 2 2 1

Prime factors of 8 are 2. Prime factorization of 8 in exponential form is:

8 = 23

∴ So by taking common prime factors GCF of 6 and 8 is 2

### Greatest Common Factor of 6 and 8 by matching factors method

Factors of 6

List of positive integer factors of 6 that divides 6 without a remainder.

1,2,3,6

Factors of 8

List of positive integer factors of 8 that divides 8 without a remainder.

1,2,4,8

Greatest Common Factor

We found the factors and prime factorization of 6 and 8. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 6 and 8 is 2.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 6 and 8

### Properties of GCF 6 and 8

(i) The GCF of 6 and 8 is associative

GCF of 6 and 8 = GCF of 8 and 6

### Frequently Asked Questions on GCF of 6 and 8

1. What is the GCF of 6 and 8?

Answer: GCF of 6 and 8 is 2.

2. What are the Factors of 6?

Answer: Factors of 6 are 1, 2, 3, 6. There are 4 integers that are factors of 6. The greatest factor of 6 is 6.

3. What are the Factors of 8?

Answer: Factors of 8 are 1, 2, 4, 8. There are 4 integers that are factors of 8. The greatest factor of 8 is 8.

4. How to Find the GCF of 6 and 8?

Greatest Common Factor of 6 and 8 = 2

Step 1: Find the prime factorization of 6

6 = 2 x 3

Step 2: Find the prime factorization of 8

8 = 2 x 2 x 2

Step 3: Multiply those factors both numbers have in common in steps i) or ii) above to find the gcf:

GCF = 2

Step 4: Therefore, the greatest common factor of 6 and 8 is 2